The Rudolf Augstein Foundation is a non-profit and independent foundation under civil law. We commemorate one of the most important German journalists of the 20th century; through our foundation’s work, the concerns that motivated our namesake and thought leader Rudolf Augstein can continue to be addressed into the future.
We do this by encouraging critical and independent journalism, improving the starting and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people, and enabling artistic experiments.
Rudolf Augstein Foundation, Reporters without Borders (RSF) and Schöpflin Foundation together launch the JX Fund for journalism in exile. It is a European initiative intended to help media professionals who have fled from war and crisis zones. The fund supports them quickly and flexibly in continuing their work from exile. It will also offer advice and assistance to develop sustainable models for new exile media in the long term. In the beginning, the JX Fund will focus on the media situation in Russia, but it aims at creating structures to react quickly to similar situations in other parts of the world.